Materials chemistry research at Nankai University – a themed collection dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Nankai University
Guest editors Xian-He Bu and Jialiang Xu introduce this themed collection of Materials Chemistry Frontiers dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Nankai University.
Carbon-based materials for lithium-ion capacitors
Lithium-ion capacitors (LICs) can deliver high energy density, large power density and excellent stability since they possess a high-capacity battery-type electrode and a high rate capacitor-type electrode.
Intrinsically stretchable conductors and interconnects for electronic applications
Intrinsically stretchable conductors and interconnects with excellent performance made from different types of materials find various applications in stretchable electronics.
Structural colors in metasurfaces: principle, design and applications
The comparison between chemical pigments and structural colors of male Morpho rhetenor wings.
A novel Cu-nanowire@Quasi-MOF via mild pyrolysis of a bimetal-MOF for the selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol in air
A Cu-nanowire@Quasi-MOF was synthesized using a Cu/Co bimetal-MOF via a thermal decomposition strategy for the first time. The Cu-nanowire@Quasi-MOF exhibits excellent catalytic performance in the selective oxidation of benzyl alcohol in air.
Ultra-narrow bandgap non-fullerene acceptors for organic solar cells with low energy loss
Two ultra-narrow bandgap non-fullerene acceptors (NFAs), 4TO-T-4F and 4TO-Se-4F, were designed and synthesized for application in organic solar cells (OSCs).
Electronic structures and elastic properties of a family of metal-free perovskites
The fundamental electronic structures and elastic properties of a family of metal-free perovskites were systematically investigated using a combined theoretical-experimental approach.
Drastic photoluminescence modulation of an organic molecular crystal with high pressure
The pressure-induced phase transition of diphenylfluorenone leads to a drastic redshift of the photoluminescence spectra from greenish-yellow to the near-infrared region.
Divergent synthesis of 3-substituted thieno[3,4-b]thiophene derivatives via hydroxy-based transformations
Modular assembly of 3-substituted thieno[3,4-b]thiophenes: we have developed the first Pd-catalytic method to access 3-hydroxythieno[3,4-b]thiophene-2-carboxylate, which can be widely utilized for modular assembly of structurally diverse 3-substituted thieno[3,4-b]thiophene derivatives.
An insight into the pyrolysis process of metal–organic framework templates/precursors to construct metal oxide anode materials for lithium-ion batteries
Two types of MOFs from the same linkers were selected as precursors to obtain Co3O4 nanomaterials. The structure and component evolution in the pyrolysis process were analyzed to illustrate the structure–activity relationship for the design of Co3O4-based anode materials for lithium-ion batteries.
A fluorescence and photoactivity dual-activatable prodrug with self-synergistic magnification of the anticancer effect
A hydroxycamptothecin prodrug is developed, which can self-report the drug distribution and achieve self-synergistic anticancer efficacy through oxidation therapy.
Exploring the microscopic mechanism of pseudocapacitance with electronic structures in monolayer 1T-MoS2 electrodes for supercapacitors
The microscopic mechanism of pseudocapacitance with electronic structures in monolayer 1T-MoS2 and the pseudocapacitance manipulation by defects have been elucidated.
A sandwich-type sulfur cathode based on multifunctional ceria hollow spheres for high-performance lithium–sulfur batteries
CeO2 hollow spheres are prepared to fabricate the inside and outside structures of cathodes by a simple layer-by-layer process.
Rational design of drug delivery systems for potential programmable drug release and improved therapeutic effect
pH-Reduction dual responsive nanocarriers (DRNs) achieve programmable release of CA4 and CDDP in cancer therapy.
Mixed-halide perovskite for ultrasensitive two-terminal artificial synaptic devices
Ultrasensitive two-terminal synaptic devices based on mixed-halide perovskites were fabricated, which could emulate the fundamental bio-synaptic functions.
In situ construction of graphdiyne/CuS heterostructures for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction
GDY/CuS heterostructure electrocatalyst for efficient hydrogen evolution reaction.
Screen-printing fabrication of high volumetric energy density micro-supercapacitors based on high-resolution thixotropic-ternary hybrid interdigital micro-electrodes
We demonstrate a general and scalable screen-printing technique for the one-step construction of high-performance micro-supercapacitors.
About this collection
Materials Chemistry Frontiers is delighted to publish a collection of articles celebrating the 100th anniversary of Nankai University in 2019.
Nankai University is a multidisciplinary and research-oriented university and its materials chemistry research is among the best in China. This collection, guest edited by Xian-He Bu and Jialiang Xu (Nankai University), features the outstanding materials chemistry research from Nankai University.